Sunday, 19 February 2012

Libyans celebrate anniversary of revolution Dozens dead in tribal clashes

The Libyans came out yesterday, took to the streets to mark the first anniversary of the revolution which overthrew Colonel moamer kadhafi, but many of them complained of lack of security and order in the country, which is preparing to hold its first free elections, at a time when sources reported in southeastern Libya that dozens were killed this week in clashes between two tribes in this region.
Crowds flying information at martyrs square in Tripoli and in freedom square in the city of Benghazi, the cradle of the uprising. They had to pass through additional checkpoints established by the authorities to prevent supporters of kadhafi to disable starting the revolution anniversary celebrations

The celebrations began late Saturday, when men, women and children took to the streets of Tripoli and Benghazi and other towns and waving flags and chanting.
Engineering student said in Tripoli called Sarah, 22 years old, that «despite problems that still exist in the country, but it's pretty cool, and want to celebrate ... Just see what we have achieved during this past year».
And improved conditions for many since the intifada that lasted eight months and supported by NATO, but political and security problems are growing before elections scheduled for next June.
 And with the Libyan National Transitional Council has sought to build a democratic State, it is struggling to control a country overflowing with arms, also works on the formation of a police force and army force actors.

Well-armed militias used to create virtual local security vacuum. Militants often clash due to disputes over who controls the neighborhood. Combatants say they supported the Council but do not submit only their leaders.
Says Professor of engineering at the University of Tripoli Dein Aqeel that insecurity could undermine the elections. The greatest achievement of the uprising was to end the system of kadhafi, and put an end to the corruption of his family. He said the elections reflect the Libyan State sought to build and Constitution. He said weak political institutions in the State may lead to serious problems in Libya may be difficult to control.
Besides the imposition of Libyan Government system rebuilding old and dilapidated infrastructure and strengthening health systems and weak judicial and educational in the producing country.
The new rulers did not organize for Libya celebrations nationwide to mark the first anniversary of the revolution, out of respect for the memory of those killed in the conflict that ended with the arrest of Gadhafi and on 20 October last.
But President Mustafa Abdeljalil Transitional Council directed a televised speech to the citizens which vowed to respond to anyone who threatens the stability of the country.
Abdul Jalil said that «Libya tolerant everyone, especially those who had their hands stained with the blood of the Libyans, and they hurry to steal public money», warning anyone who tries to destabilize Libya from «consequences».
At this time, according to tribal sources in Southeast Libya that dozens of people were killed last week in clashes between rival clans for control over land.
Violence erupted last week in the remote town of Kufra, and has continued since that time, highlights the difficulty of enforcing law in the desert state that litter densities.
Security official said militants tribe Azwai local tribe clashed with fighters from the Toubou ethnic group led by Issa Abdel Meguid accusing attacked infidels with support from mercenaries from Chad.
Idris Abdul Bari tribe security official that the situation remains Azwai complex. The «city attacked the community of Toubou mortars shells and sniper fire», pointing out that the Toubou obtained reinforcements from other desert towns.
Said Mohammed Abu Laban of the Toubou tribe, who represents a group of citizens of the infidels, the death toll from the tribe arrived 55 people, plus more than 100 injured.

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